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climate change http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/549/all en Opinion: Carbon tax would lead to better energy options in state http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-carbon-tax-would-lead-better-energy-options-state <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Wendy McArdle </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Energy Independent Vermont recently proposed adopting a revenue neutral carbon tax in Vermont. The concept is simple. Tax what you don&rsquo;t want &mdash; carbon pollution &mdash; to drive demand for cleaner, carbon-free forms of heat, transportation and electricity. As a mother who wants to leave my daughters a healthy planet and a sustainable economy, I support a carbon tax because it is the best way to achieve both.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28769">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-carbon-tax-would-lead-better-energy-options-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Carbon tax climate change Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:19:06 +0000 Zach Despart 28769 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Eric Davis: Canadian province offers carbon tax data http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501eric-davis-canadian-province-offers-carbon-tax-data <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Eric L. Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> A coalition of Vermont environmental groups recently held a press conference in Montpelier advocating that the Legislature enact a carbon tax in order to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels in Vermont.</p> <p> The environmentalists were joined by Rep. Tony Klein, D-East Montpelier, the chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, who said that a carbon tax bill would be one of his committee&rsquo;s high priorities in the upcoming legislative session.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27860">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501eric-davis-canadian-province-offers-carbon-tax-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Carbon tax climate change Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:29:31 +0000 Zach Despart 27860 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Community Forum: State should price carbon pollution http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412community-forum-state-should-price-carbon-pollution <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Fran Putnam </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>This week&rsquo;s writer is Fran Putnam of Weybridge, who is active in weatherization and energy efficiency efforts in the local community.</em></p> <p> The recent launch of an effort to put a price on carbon pollution in Vermont is a forward-looking, smart economic strategy. A growing, diverse coalition of businesses, low-income organizations, environmental groups and citizens have looked hard at the benefits, costs and potential policy framework for taking this step.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27357">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412community-forum-state-should-price-carbon-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion carbon climate change pollution Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:25:49 +0000 Zach Despart 27357 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: It's not smart to put the economy ahead of protecting climate http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-its-not-smart-put-economy-ahead-protecting-climate <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Heidi Willis </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> In the guest editorial in the Nov. 24 edition of this paper, Emerson Lynn scoffs at the recent launch of an effort to introduce a carbon tax. The tax, he says, will stunt economic growth and affirm Vermont as an expensive place to live. He does acknowledge that a carbon tax would be an effective way to reduce fossil fuel use and address climate change. But economic growth and job creation is more important than addressing climate change, in his view.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27173">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-its-not-smart-put-economy-ahead-protecting-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Carbon tax climate change Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:32:59 +0000 Zach Despart 27173 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: How individuals make a difference on climate change http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410opinion-how-individuals-make-difference-climate-change <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Bill McKibben </div> </div> </div> <p> In a recent piece in <em>The New Yorker</em>, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and Ripton resident Bill McKibben summed up the role of protestors and how individuals make a difference:</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve never thought that people didn&rsquo;t care. I&rsquo;ve always thought that, to the contrary, climate change caused a peculiar combination of deep dread and&nbsp;a sense of powerlessness. We are, after all, so small compared to physics. We sense that our individual actions (the light bulbs, the Priuses) won&rsquo;t add up to enough to matter.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25976">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410opinion-how-individuals-make-difference-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion climate change Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:19:00 +0000 Trent Campbell 25976 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vermonters flock to join McKibben, 350.org at largest climate march ever http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409vermonters-flock-join-mckibben-350org-largest-climate-march-ever <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25756" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201409vermonters-flock-join-mckibben-350org-largest-climate-march-ever"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/march2137.thumbnail.jpg" alt="march2137.jpg" title="march2137.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="47" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NEW YORK CITY&#039;S People&#039;s Climate March drew around 350,000 people on Sunday. Many Vermonters, including co-organizer Bill McKibben of Ripton, participated in the event. Photo by Win Colwell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW YORK CITY &mdash; Hundreds of Vermonters on Sunday afternoon joined an estimated 350,000 people on the streets of Manhattan for the People&rsquo;s Climate March, the largest climate demonstration in U.S. history.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;This is the biggest event any of us will ever be a part of,&rdquo; said Greg Dennis of Cornwall. &ldquo;You just got a sense that if we can get this many people out on the streets, we can make leaders pay attention.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25757">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409vermonters-flock-join-mckibben-350org-largest-climate-march-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 350.org climate change Colwell divestment Featured Isham McKibben Middlebury College People's Climate March United Nations Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:23:38 +0000 Zach Despart 25757 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Local buses headed to NYC climate march http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409local-buses-headed-nyc-climate-march <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Addison County residents and Middlebury College students have filled four buses to go to the People&rsquo;s Climate March taking place in New York City this Sunday, Sept. 21. They will be joined by others commuting by train, vans and car pools. More than 900 Vermonters and students from Vermont colleges are expected at the march.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25666">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409local-buses-headed-nyc-climate-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County climate change Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:39:31 +0000 Trent Campbell 25666 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Climate change movement traces roots to Addison County http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409climate-change-movement-traces-roots-addison-county <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25623" style="width: 172px;"><a href="/201409climate-change-movement-traces-roots-addison-county"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/marchatriptonstore.thumbnail.jpg" alt="marchatriptonstore.jpg" title="marchatriptonstore.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="172" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BILL MCKIBBEN, SHOWN in 2006, helped plan the walk and ultimate rally, which drew 1,000 people — the largest climate change rally in the United States up to that point. Organizers have learned a lot in the past eight years and hope to attract 100,000 to a climate change rally in New York City this Sunday. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Eight years ago, Bill McKibben<a href="http://endent.com/?q=node/235"> led a five-day march</a> from Ripton to Burlington to raise awareness about climate change. It culminated in a rally in Battery Park that drew 1,000 people, making the event likely the largest climate change demonstration in U.S. history at the time.</span></p> <p> McKibben was pleased with the turnout that day, but was shocked to hear it had set an attendance record. Wasn&rsquo;t climate change on the radar elsewhere in the United States?</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25624">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409climate-change-movement-traces-roots-addison-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shoreham 350.org climate change Featured Greg Dennis Jon Isham McKibben Middlebury College New York City People's Climate March Step It Up Sunday Night Group Will Bates Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:22:26 +0000 Zach Despart 25624 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Climate march is one way to turn the tide, win the battle http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409editorial-climate-march-one-way-turn-tide-win-battle <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">As organizers of the upcoming People&rsquo;s Climate March in New York City prepare for the 100,000 people expected to participate in this coming Saturday&rsquo;s march, here&rsquo;s the takeaway comment from one of the world&rsquo;s leading climate change advocates: We&rsquo;ve won the argument, says Ripton resident and Middlebury College scholar in residence Bill McKibben, but we&rsquo;re losing the fight.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25618">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409editorial-climate-march-one-way-turn-tide-win-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial 350.org climate change global warming march McKibben Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:01:13 +0000 Zach Despart 25618 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Community Forum: People's Climate March nears http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409community-forum-peoples-climate-march-nears <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> James Haslam </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This week&rsquo;s writer is James Haslam,</em><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"> </span><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">executive director of the Vermont Workers&rsquo; Center (VWC), <a href="http://www.workerscenter.org" title="www.workerscenter.org">www.workerscenter.org</a>. To learn more about the People&rsquo;s Climate March go to http://peoplesclimate.org/.</em></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25547">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409community-forum-peoples-climate-march-nears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion climate change march Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:13:39 +0000 Zach Despart 25547 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: On the road to People's Climate March http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409greg-dennis-road-peoples-climate-march <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p class="rtecenter"> <em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">We&rsquo;re still marching in the streets</em></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <em>With little victories and big defeats</em></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <em>&mdash;Joan Baez, &ldquo;To Bobby&rdquo;</em></p> <p> Baez wrote those lyrics to her old boyfriend Bob Dylan more than 40 years ago. And sadly, they&rsquo;re still true today.</p> <p> The climate change movement certainly knows about little victories and big defeats.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25496">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409greg-dennis-road-peoples-climate-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Bobby Zimmerman climate change Joan Baez McKibben new york Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:20:45 +0000 Zach Despart 25496 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Climate conversation slated for Middlebury College on Wednesday http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409climate-conversation-slated-middlebury-college-wednesday <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25429" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201409climate-conversation-slated-middlebury-college-wednesday"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color.jpg" title="McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BILL MCKIBBEN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; With about 10 days before what&rsquo;s expected to be the largest climate march in human history, a panel of local experts on global warming will provide Vermonters with an update on the status of climate change this Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen&rsquo;s Church in Middlebury. Admission is free.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25430">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409climate-conversation-slated-middlebury-college-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Bill McKibben climate change global warming Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:27:15 +0000 Zach Despart 25430 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vermont lawmakers applaud EPA effort to reduce emissions http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406vermont-lawmakers-applaud-epa-effort-reduce-emissions <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; The Environmental Protection Agency, under the direction of President Obama, this week proposed new carbon emissions regulations on power plants across the country.</span></p> <p> The new rules would mandate plants to reduce their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 emissions levels as the benchmark. This is the first time the federal government has attempted to regulate carbon emissions. According to EPA estimates, the regulations would target some 600 power plants across the nation.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23746">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406vermont-lawmakers-applaud-epa-effort-reduce-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County climate change Vermont Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:46:33 +0000 Zach Despart 23746 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Climate report: Vermont agriculture is at risk http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406climate-report-vermont-agriculture-risk <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23734" style="width: 81px;"><a href="/201406climate-report-vermont-agriculture-risk"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Climate change on industry Bill Suhr2383.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Climate change on industry Bill Suhr2383.jpg" title="Climate change on industry Bill Suhr2383.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="81" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CHAMPLAIN ORCHARDS CO-OWNER Bill Suhr, shown on a tour of his Shoreham orchard and facilities this past November, has had to adapt the varieties of fruits he plants and the harvest schedule because of changes in the climate. Independent file photo/Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: This is the second in a two-part series.</em></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Climate change has forced Addison County farmers and sugarmakers to rethink the way they do business, amid worries that increasing temperatures and precipitation threaten Vermont&rsquo;s backbone industries.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23735">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406climate-report-vermont-agriculture-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Addison County agriculture climate change Featured Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:17:09 +0000 Zach Despart 23735 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Climate Change report: Vermont will get warmer and wetter http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405climate-change-report-vermont-will-get-warmer-and-wetter <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23621" style="width: 141px;"><a href="/201405climate-change-report-vermont-will-get-warmer-and-wetter"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/climate story Annual precipitation in Burlington.thumbnail.jpg" alt="climate story Annual precipitation in Burlington.jpg" title="climate story Annual precipitation in Burlington.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="141" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Vermont is getting warmer. And wetter. And without significant global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, that trend will continue, according to a comprehensive report on climate change released by the White House this month.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23622">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405climate-change-report-vermont-will-get-warmer-and-wetter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont climate change Featured global warming Thu, 29 May 2014 14:06:44 +0000 John McCright 23622 at http://www.addisonindependent.com